Rays Move Into First Place Tie with Yankees
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Jeremy Hellickson won his
major-league debut, Matt Joyce had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays
beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monday night.
Hellickson (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits in seven
innings, helping the Rays win for the ninth time in the last 10
Tampa Bay went up 4-1 in the fifth when Carl Crawford hit a
run-scoring double and Joyce drove in two more off Carl Pavano
(13-7) with a double during a 12-pitch at-bat. Joyce has 15 RBIs
over his last 17 games.
Jason Kubel homered and had two RBIs for the Twins, who had an
eight-game winning streak end. Pavano gave up four runs and nine
hits over six innings, after going 8-0 in his previous 10 starts.
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